12 Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man.
12 "But I tell you, in this you are not right, for God is greater than any mortal.
12 "Behold, in this you are not right. I will answer you, for God is greater than man.
12 "But let me tell you, Job, you're wrong, dead wrong! God is far greater than any human.
12 "Look, in this you are not righteous. I will answer you, For God is greater than man.
12 "But you are wrong, and I will show you why. For God is greater than any human being.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 33:12
Commentary on Job 33:8-13
(Read Job 33:8-13)
Elihu charges Job with reflecting upon the justice and goodness of God. When we hear any thing said to God's dishonour, we ought to bear our testimony against it. Job had represented God as severe in marking what he did amiss. Elihu urges that he had spoken wrong, and that he ought to humble himself before God, and by repentance to unsay it. God is not accountable to us. It is unreasonable for weak, sinful creatures, to strive with a God of infinite wisdom, power, and goodness. He acts with perfect justice, wisdom, and goodness, where we cannot perceive it.